VILLENEUVE, Rev. Joseph Cleary Francis, SFM - 1920 - 2012 Passed away at age 92, at St. Joseph's Continuing Care Centre, Cornwall, Ontario, on November 3, 2012. He was born on June 21st, 1920, in Maxville, ON. Prior to ordination, he served as a Sergeant in WWII with the Expeditionary Force on D-Day in Normandy. He subsequently served for 50 years with Scarboro Missions as a missionary priest in Japan. Fr. Cleary is predeceased by his parents Domina and Helena (Cleary) Villeneuve, his brothers Monsignor Rudy Villeneuve, Dr. Bernard Villeneuve, Edmund Villeneuve and sister Verna Hynes. He is survived by his sister Marion Haramis (Nick) and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 14th at 11 a.m. at Scarboro Missions, 2685 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON.
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Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 12, 2012